Pre-Ride Events: Boston Brain Tumor Ride

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 200 West St, Waltham, MA



Shake off any lingering winter doldrums and join us for a

Boston Brain Tumor Ride Winter Get Together

Who: Everyone and your friends

What: A pre-ride social gathering!

Why: See old friends. Make new ones and warm ourselves as we look forward to our big ride.

Where: Stoughton House of Brews 28 Porter St, Stoughton, MA (note: best location to park is across the street in the Post Office lot)

When: Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

**Appetizers and soft drinks generously provided by Stoughton House of Brews**


Farina’s Bicycle Clinic

What: With more than 40 years of experience in bike repair and education, Farina’s Bicycle Center is proudly sponsoring a two-hour, two-part maintenance and repair clinic to teach you all you need to know to stay safe and get back on the road.

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Where: Farina’s Bicycle Center, 61 Galen Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Charge per person: Free!

What else:

Schedule of events:

Hour #1

  • Basic troubleshooting
  • Tire changing & tube patching
  • Simple drivetrain adjustment
  • Cleaning & lubrication

Hour #2

  • Advanced front and rear derailleur adjustment
  • Chain maintenance and replacement
  • Cassette maintenance and replacement
  • Brake and derailleur cable adjustment and maintenance
  • Introduction to wheel truing

Come for the first hour, the second hour or both.

Take advantage of the special shop discounts available to Boston Brain Tumor Ride participants this night only!

  • 20% off all apparel, helmets, shoes
  • 15% off all other regularly priced items
  • Up to $200 off select aluminum and carbon bikes from Cannondale, Giant and Liv (Womens Specific bikes from Giant)

Please use one of Farina’s bikes for this workshop.

Don’t miss a great day to connect with others committed to the brain tumor community and gain valuable bike repair experience.

Please RSVP to Daria at if you would like to attend.

Pablove/National Brain Tumor Society: Ride For A Common Cause

In October, 2014, two cyclists crossed paths at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin Texas. In a Team Kermit T-shirt was Steven Branfman, Captain and Founder of Team Kermit. Jeff Castelaz, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Pablove Foundation, was wearing Pablove. Little did they know who the other person was. Hands were extended, and a conversation ensued. A random meeting of two fathers who discovered that they shared the common bond of having had children who have passed away from cancer. Both had turned their passion for cycling into a vehicle to express their anger and grief. Both are honoring the memory of their children and countless others by raising millions of dollars for cancer research and treatment, and to support those in the throes of this evil disease.

Please join us on Sunday, March 19 as Pablove and Team Kermit join forces for our second annual Ride For A Common Cause to benefit the Pablove Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society.



Hosted Bylandrys

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Location: Landry’s Bicycle-Newton, 66 Needham Street, Newton Highlands, MA
Time: 8:00 a.m. arrival and staging, 8:30 a.m. roll out
Routes: Long 40 miles, Short 25 miles, no-drop, riders of all abilities are welcome!
Post-Ride Reception and Presentation: Landry’s Newton — 11:00 a.m. hospitality opens, 11:30 a.m. presentation begins
Fundraising/Registration fee: $50 with all proceeds donated to The Pablove Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society via Team Kermit. Though it is not required, additional donations are encouraged and welcome!

**Note: Online registration is open, so register today!

BONUS #1: The first 50 riders to register will receive a Pablove Cycling Club water bottle + cycling gear, and a National Brain Tumor Society long-sleeved T-shirt + sunglasses. t-shirtsunglasses

BONUS #2: Anyone who registers for the Ride For A Common Cause will receive a free registration for the Boston Brain Tumor Ride taking place on May 21. To register and to learn more about the event and the National Brain Tumor Society click here.


Boston Brain Tumor Training Ride

April marks the beginning of spring! Time to dust off your bike and get ready for the 23rd Boston Brain Tumor Ride. And what better way to stretch out those muscles and work out the kinks than to join us for a training ride!

The training ride will start and finish at Energy Fitness in Newton. Ride at your own pace and finish with refreshments and good cheer!

Sunday, April 23
10 AM: Training Ride
12 PM: Reception to mingle with others involved in the Boston Brain Tumor Ride!

Start/Finish: Energy Fitness
70 Jaconnet Street
Newton, MA


Boston Brain Tumor Ride Packet Pick-Up

What: Pick up your packet early and stay for refreshments with staff, volunteers, and other participants.

Where: 200 West St, Waltham, MA (Ride site)

When: Saturday, May 20, 4:00 – 6:00 PM


Connecticut Brain Freeze

While we are preparing for warm spring weather and a beautiful day of cycling, several National Brain Tumor Society constituents are preparing to plunge into the icy waters of Long Island Sound to raise money and awareness for our organization. We invite you to join us on March 5, 2017 at Savin Rock Conference Center in West Haven, CT to cheer on the plungers, volunteer, or even join in the fun! For more information visit our website.

Note: While fundraising and donations are always welcomed to support this very important cause, as a Ride participant already raising money, you are not required to fundraise to participate in this event.

Dining for Dollars: February 28, March 14 & 28, April 11 & 25, May 9: Dine at Bertucci’s Restaurant in Waltham on of the dates above and 15% will come back to National Brain Tumor Society! That’s it…eat, drink, be social and this generous restaurant will donate to our cause. Show the date specific coupons below to your server to be included. See you there!

2-28 3-14 3-28

4-11 4-25 5-9



31 Nights of Light: Join National Brain Tumor Society at Prudential Center Boston on December 27, 2016 at 5PM in Center Court for 31 Nights of Light. The Prudential Tower will be lit orange in support of National Brain Tumor Society!

Share the Love: National Brain Tumor Society is delighted to have been selected by CitySide Subaru in Belmont as one of the local charities to be supported during their Share the Love campaign. If you are in the market for a new car, visit CitySide now until January 3, 2017 to get a great vehicle and support a wonderful cause!


Boston Celtics 50/50 Raffle: We are looking for volunteers to join National Brain Tumor Society at the Celtics game on January 6, 2017 selling 50/50 raffle tickets to benefit our cause! To RSVP, please email Daria at

Not Your Average CauseJanuary 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Dine at Not Your Average Joe’s Kitchen & Bar in Waltham on ANY Tuesday in January and 15% will come back to National Brain Tumor Society! That’s it…eat, drink, be social and this generous restaurant will donate to our cause. Show this coupon to your server to be included. See you there!


Boston Brain Tumor Ride Kickoff Event:

Who: Everybody

What: Boston Brain Tumor Ride Kickoff Event

Why: To celebrate the event and to learn more about it

When: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

WhereGorse Mill Studios Gallery, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA

Charge per person: Are you kidding? This is to honor you and our ride!

What else: Please join the Planning Committee, the National Brain Tumor Society Staff, riders, volunteers and supporters for a fun evening of art, food, drink, and friendship all for a great cause. Dinner taste bud explosions courtesy of Chef David Becker, owner of Sweet Basil, Needham, MA. Lovely wine libations from Huntington Wine & Spirits. And mouth watering sweetness under the leadership of Steven Gentzler and The Cheesecake Factory, Chestnut Hill, MA.

RSVP to Daria Zavarelli at or 781-572-5995.